Ruthann White, 94, Wabash, died 4:45 a.m., Saturday, June 26, 2021, at Miller’s Merry Manor East in Wabash. She was born Aug. 6, 1926, in Peru, to Paul and Grace (Parks) Brackenhamer.
Ruthann was a Bunker Hill High School graduate. She married M. Max White in Peru Jan. 13, 1950; he died May 23, 2011.
She was a member of the Wabash First Church of God, where she was a former Sunday School teacher. She enjoyed being a pastor’s wife at Battle Ground, and YCL ministries on Yellow Creek Lake. Ruthann was a former Gideon. She also enjoyed writing poetry, working crossword puzzles, knitting afghans, feeding the birds and reading, especially Amish books. She and Max had a cottage on Yellow Creek Lake since 1980.
She is survived by two children: Sue A. White and Steven M. (Margie) White, both of Wabash; grandson, Benjamin (Sarah) White of Wabash; great-granddaughter, Abbi Campbell of LaFontaine; and two sisters-in-law: Mae Brackenhamer of Palm Desert, Calif.; and Melba Easterday of Culver.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, and three brothers, Paul Brackenhamer, Jr., James Brackenhamer and Donald Brackenhamer.
Funeral services will be 2 P.M., Wednesday, June 30, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Pastor Robb Rensberger officiating. A private burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash immediately after the service. Friends may call 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.
Preferred memorial is Gideons International or Wabash County Cancer Society.